September 2019 Activity Report
STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Federal Maritime Commission voted to move forward with proposed rules that would provide partial regulatory relief sought by a petition of ocean carriers, would implement regulatory changes mandated by recent legislation, and publish a direct final rule that would restructure how the agency oversees enforcement matters.
The FMC extended the deadline to October 31, 2019 for submitting public comments on a proposed interpretive rule addressing demurrage and detention practices.
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Michael A. Khouri joined other senior government officials and shipping executives from around the world attending London International Shipping Week (LISW19) September 9th-13th.
Chairman Khouri spoke to government officials from around the world about key developments related to shipping and how the Federal Maritime Commission ensures competition and integrity for America’s ocean transportation supply system.
The Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers recognized Commissioner Rebecca Dye for her work enhancing the U.S. freight delivery system and improving cargo and equipment velocity.
Acceptance speech of Commissioner Dye as delivered to the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers, September 9, 2019.
The Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed interpretive rule on demurrage and detention under the Shipping Act.
The Commission adopted recommendations made by Commissioner Rebecca Dye to address detention and demurrage charge issues uncovered during her 18-month Fact Finding 28 investigation.
Commissioner Rebecca Dye represented the Federal Maritime Commission at the U.S.-Japan Maritime Bilateral Meeting, hosted by the Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, in Washington, DC.
Commissioner addressed a meeting of the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s transportation and infrastructure committee.
DECISIONS, ORDERS, & ENFORCEMENT
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking—“Hearing Procedures Governing the Denial, Revocation, or Suspension of an OTI License” (Docket No. 1904)
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking—“Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention under the Shipping Act” (Docket No. 19-05)
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Extension of Comment Period—“Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention under the Shipping Act” (Docket No. 19-05)
COMPETITION & AGREEMENTS
WWOcean/EUKOR Joint Operating Agreement (Agreement No. 012056-001)
CNCO/Matson Slot Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201320)
OTI Licensing Activity
Revocations & Surrenders 18
Please see the OTI License Status Changes webpage for additional information.